ABOUT THE CAMPUS

When Leland Stanford set aside the acreage of his horse farm on the southernmost tip of San Francisco Bay to found Stanford University, he stipulated that the land could never be sold.

With San Francisco only 35 miles to the north, Palo Alto right next door and San Jose 20 miles south, students enjoy a region rich not only in opportunity but also in culture and entertainment.

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Virtual Tours

In the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford is less than an hour from San Francisco, redwood forests and the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The sprawling and lush campus is 8,180 acres, providing its own unique beauty.

Where is Stanford?

Where is Stanford?

Stanford is in Palo Alto, a city in Santa Clara County, California. The latitude of Stanford is 37.424N. The longitude is -122.165W. It is in the Pacific time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.

Campus Highlights

Campus Highlights

The Cantor Arts Center (the largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside of Paris), Hoover Tower (named after Stanford's most renowned U.S. president), and Memorial Church are musts when visiting.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours

Discover Stanford is a two-part program intended for high school students and their families interested in applying for admission. Discover Stanford requires advance online reservations, and sessions fill quickly.

Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Each year, more than 100,000 people visit "The Farm." Our Visitor Information Services staff helps visitors navigate and enjoy our world-class facilities and sprawling campus known for its distinct sandstone and tile architecture.

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Discover Stanford

Discover Stanford is a two-part program intended for high school juniors and seniors (and their parents) interested in applying for admission to Stanford University.

Stanford Preview

Download a copy of the latest Stanford Preview to see a list of undergraduate programs of study and review our applicant profile.